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Here is today’s list of food safety recalls, product withdrawals, allergy alerts and miscellaneous compliance issues. The live links will take you directly to the official recall notices and company news releases that contain detailed information for each recall and alert.

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United States

  • Food Safety Recall: Tyson Prepared Foods, Inc. (South Hutchinson, KS) recalls Arrezzio-Cooked Beef Pizza Topping Manzo Cotto Per Pizza (2 x 5-lb pkgs per 10-lb carton labeled as “Cooked Pizza Topping”; Produced Jan 12, 2012; Est. 623), due to the presence of undeclared pork. The recalled product was sold to foodservice institutions nationwide via a distributor; it was not sold in retail grocery stores.
  • Food Recall: Lowes Foods recalls Gold Peak Sweetened Black Tea (UPC8390000645; Lot code APR 1312 AM 7 G ONLY), because the product does not meet quality standards.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Blossom Enterprises LLC dba Sea Blossom Seafoods (Olympia, WA) that a November 2011 inspection of the company’s seafood processing facility revealed serious violations of the seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulation, and the Current Good Manufacturing Practice regulation for foods.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Ming’s Food, Inc. (Chamblee, GA) that a May/June 2011 inspection of the company’s food warehouse and processing facility revealed serious violations of the Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) regulation for foods.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Breathable Foods, Inc. (Cambridge, MA) that a February 2012 review of the company’s website (www.aeroshots.com) determined that the product AeroShot is misbranded, in that the labeling of this product is false or misleading.
  • Consumer Product Safety Alert: FDA warns consumers not to use skin creams, beauty and antiseptic soaps or lotions that may contain mercury. The products are marketed as skin lighteners and anti-aging treatments that remove age spots, freckles, blemishes and wrinkles, according to a alert issued today by FDA.

Canada

  • Allergy Alert (Update): Perestroika Products Ltd. (Burnaby, BC) recalls Red Square brand Real Deal Energy Cookies – Oatmeal, Flax & Raisin (650g pkg containing 8 bars; Lot codes 35520.11 and 36120.11), because the product contains undeclared milk. The recalled product was distributed through London Drugs stores in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
  • Food Safety Recall: T. Lauzon Ltée recalls T. Lauzon Ltée Lean Ground Veal (2.5 kg; Code 343-11), due to contamination with E. coli O157:H7. The recalled ground veal was distributed to hotels, restaurants and/or institutions in Ontario.
  • Food Safety Recall: New Food Classics recalls unbranded Beef Burger – Classic (13.8kg pkgs; Prod Date 11 OC 12; Item 55240; Est 761), due to possible contamination with E. coli O157:H7. The recalled product was distributed to hotels, restaurants and/or institutions in Alberta and Saskatchewan.
  • Food Safety Recall: Choi Kee (North Kee Trading) recalls AA Meat Honeycomb Beef Tripe (22 lb; Produced between January 11, 2011 and February 8, 2012), AA Meat Duck Feet (40 lb; Produced between April 7, 2011 and February 8, 2012), AA Meat Beef Omasum Tripe (22 lb; Produced between January 11, 2011 and February 8, 2012), AA Meat Chicken Feet (40 lb; Produced between April 7, 2011 and February 8, 2012), and AA Meat Pork Uteri (40 lb; Produced between April 7, 2011 and February 8, 2012). The recalled meats were imported from the USA, where they were recalled by AA Meat Products Corporation (Maywood, CA) due to having been processed without the benefit of federal inspection. The recalled products were distributed to retailers, hotels, restaurants and institutions in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan.

Europe

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Australia and New Zealand

  • Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Oriental Merchant Pty Ltd. recalls Crown Pie Chocolate Pie with Marshmallow Cream Biscuits (180 g carton containing 8 biscuits; All batches; Product of Korea), because the product contains undeclared egg. The recalled biscuits were sold in all leading supermarkets, Asian stores and independent retail outlets throughout New Zealand.

Some supermarket chains post recall notices on their web sites for the convenience of customers. To see whether a recalled food was carried by your favorite supermarket, follow the live link to the supermarket’s recall web site.

*The Kroger umbrella encompasses numerous supermarket, marketplace and convenience store chains, listed on the Kroger corporate home page.
**Includes Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Dominick’s, Genuardi’s, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Carrs and Pak N’ Save.
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